Donate Blood – Save a Life!
by Sheryl Roush
I was called this morning by the San Diego Blood Bank needing my (rare) “A-” (A Negative) blood type… so I went in immediately to donate.
As is the case more now than ever before – the blood banks are in short supply of ALL types of blood.
After all these years, they finally explain the special “lime green tag” on my blood packs.
I also have rare antibodies — which makes my blood high in-demand at hospitals.
May you never need to receive blood … but may you be able to donate your blood to others who need it!
FIRST TIME BLOOD DONORS:
Contact your local Blood Bank – or the American Red Cross – to donate. Upon eligibility, you can donate every eight weeks.
(Click here for savvy tips.)
There are four major blood groups determined by the presence or absence of two antigens – A and B – on the surface of red blood cells:
(Click here to learn about the Blood Types.)